Because of the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, the Ubuntu Hour scheduled for Thursday 26 March 2020 at the Xtreme Bean has been canceled. The two Ubuntu Hours that are scheduled there in April (on the 2nd and 23rd) have not been canceled yet, but the situation is being monitored very closely.
The April Ubuntu Hours (4/2, 4/23) are canceled.
A group of Linux users in the Northwest Phoenix metropolitan area have banned together to form a new Linux User Group, the Northwest Phoenix Pi and Linux User Group, NPPL. After a meeting of organizers that occurred last week, it was decided to hold two events each month. The first event which will occur on 14 March, 1200-1500, at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatic Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. in Glendale AZ will be an organizational meeting to determine what the group wants to do and where they want to meet. Currently, the group anticipates two events per month on the 2nd and last Saturdays. The first, at the above address, will be an Installation Festival/Linux Workshop co-sponsored with the AZLOCO Team and the second at a location to be named later will be more of a social event where Linux users can meet other Linux users in a more casual atmosphere. The Point of Contact for additional information will be Rudy, firstname.lastname@example.org
As of today, Ubuntu 18.10 (aka Cosmic Cuttlefish) has reached the end of its 9-month support lifespan. It will no longer be supported by package or security updates.
The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 18.10 is via Ubuntu 19.04.
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at: